Winter Wonderland

January 13, 2021

La Rue Floral has executed hundreds of weddings over the years, and each and every wedding is uniquely different in specific ways. One of the most special weddings I’ve ever had the privilege of designing was this beautiful, winter wedding at the Park Hyatt in Beaver Creek.

Working alongside the extremely talented, Allison Young of LK Events Chicago, and Tara Bielecki Photography, the collaboration was an absolute honor, and one of the most lovingly executed experiences.

Our bride and groom, Katie and Conor, had envisioned a mountain wedding in the winter time, which is always a delight in Colorado. So the Park Hyatt in Beaver Creek was a perfect fit for them and their guests in early February of 2020. Mind you, this wedding took place one month prior to the pandemic forcing all of us into lock down, so in hindsight, this wedding was our last “normal” wedding of 2020…and one to cherish.

The wedding colors and aesthetic were inspired by winter and all of the natural and whimsical beauty it holds. Set in February in Beaver Creek, Colorado, whites and ivories made up the primary floral composition, echoing the soft, lightness of snow covering the mountain. Pops of greenery in a dark emerald, was also consistent to honor the seasonal pine green color present in the winter time, as well as subtle touches of grey and light blue hues to tie in the idea of ice. As a tribute to the military, we added touches of dark navy accents in subtle details, coordinating with the military uniforms worn by Conor and his groomsmen.

The beauty team consisted of an exceptional group of professionals, including Liz Weg, The Little White Dress, and Carolyn Shaw of The Wedding Dresser.

The wedding aesthetic, already set in a natural and organic mountain setting, pulled in modern chic elements in an intentional way, elevating the wedding and creating a contemporary, mountain chic experience for guests. The goal was to have guests feel a hint of “big city” encompassed in this beautiful, mountain wedding set in winter time.

The incredible team of vendors that contributed to the reception design was outstanding, and I had the privilege of selecting the majority of the vendor team to help produce the wedding design. Little Mad Events draped the ballroom, softening the walls in the space and adding an overall elegance to the room space. They also provided lighting behind the stage that created a focal point for the evening, which was important considering the band consisted of musician that were hand selected by the bride’s father, owner of Howl at the Moon.

The rental team for the unique tablescapes included Colorado Party Rentals, Event Rents, and Charming Chairs, and La Tavola Fine Linen. Elegant lounges were provided by Eclectic Hive, as well as a custom acrylic bar with endless candle light.

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